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Emerg Infect Dis. 2018 Jul;24(7):1178-1187. doi: 10.3201/eid2407.171699.

Progress in Vaccine-Preventable and Respiratory Infectious Diseases-First 10 Years of the CDC National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, 2006-2015.

Abstract

The need for closer linkages between scientific and programmatic areas focused on addressing vaccine-preventable and acute respiratory infections led to establishment of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. During its first 10 years (2006-2015), NCIRD worked with partners to improve preparedness and response to pandemic influenza and other emergent respiratory infections, provide an evidence base for addition of 7 newly recommended vaccines, and modernize vaccine distribution. Clinical tools were developed for improved conversations with parents, which helped sustain childhood immunization as a social norm. Coverage increased for vaccines to protect adolescents against pertussis, meningococcal meningitis, and human papillomavirus-associated cancers. NCIRD programs supported outbreak response for new respiratory pathogens and oversaw response of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to the 2009 influenza A(H1N1) pandemic. Other national public health institutes might also find closer linkages between epidemiology, laboratory, and immunization programs useful.

KEYWORDS:

CDC; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Haemophilus influenzae type b; Hib; NCIRD; National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases; bacteria; immunization; influenza; influenza virus; pneumonia; polio; respiratory infections; respiratory infectious diseases; vaccine-preventable diseases; vaccines; viruses

PMID:
29916350
PMCID:
PMC6038744
DOI:
10.3201/eid2407.171699
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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